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Big Ten, Big East Schedule A Season-Opening Series

The main point of this? Demographics, demographics, demographics.


The Big Ten and the new-ish Big East will have a season-opening get-together starting in the fall:

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The two conferences will play  in the Gavitt Tipoff Games in the first week of the season

For those who may not know, Dave Gavitt was the visionary who revived Eastern basketball with the founding of the Big East.

For the Big Ten's Jim Delaney, it's another chance to get his conference outside of the conference's traditional base, where the population is declining,  and into the New York market. For the Big East, it's a chance to get in the public eye early and to market the league, now slimmed down and focused on basketball.